First and foremost, thank you all of my watchers, both the ones of old who have stuck with me through a long dry spell, and the one ones who have come forth in the past two weeks as I've started uploads again. I will try not to disappoint any of you!
Second, though perhaps equally as important, I was going to close commissions and requests entirely for the next couple months while I worked on personal projects, but...I've yet to decide which project I'd like to work on, and honestly, it wouldn't feel right to close down completely, since I would still love to do a little writing for other people as well.
In order to remedy all of this, I decided that it would be easiest to pace myself, instead of taking a bulk of too much work again, and then psyching myself out of doing it when I'm more than capable of filling the orders in less than a week. By pacing myself, I mean a very complex process that will gauge how much work I can take before I've had enough before I lose my bloomin' mind again.
Here's the short version: Each month for the next few months, I will start by opening up just ONE commission slot, ONE trade, and ONE freebie only. All three will be on a first come, first served basis, except for freebies, where I may make exceptions if someone else who has never gotten one is interested (gotta spread the love!) Commissions will take priority to be finished first, followed by trades, and then freebies. If I finish all three before the end of the month, I will make an announcement that I am opening up for another, if I feel that I have time to finish them before the month would be over, and frankly, if you guys just yell at me a little bit, I have plenty of time...it's just a matter of getting my motivation back. Going on vacation to Utah with @jinxrita was just the boost I needed to knock out all those freebies.
The third announcement was already gotten to in a roundabout way, that being that I'm going to be working heavily on some personal projects in the next couple of months. I can't tell you all of the details just yet, but what I can tell you is that I plan to be dealing at a convention in the very, very near future, and one of the projects I will be working on will be for sale in a full, published format at that time! I will keep posting previews of these projects, and depending upon which one gets the best reception, your input may influence which story ends up for sale!
I'd like to give an extra special thanks to all of those of you who requested freebies, and were so incredibly patient with me getting them done. To put it in perspective, that kind of workload really should only take me about two weeks, but college burnout is a bitch and a half sometimes. I try to do my best and work hard to keep your business, so constructive criticism is always welcome. You guys are awesome, and the challenge of writing new fetishes and themes that I hadn't touched before was a great way to keep my creative juices flowing.
So...who wants those first slots for the month of August? ;3